One chart from this paper tells the whole story: Did Women’s Suffrage Change the Size and Scope of Government?
It has been suggested for a long time that giving women the right to vote in 1920 in the US was the true point at which government began to tax & spend more. So John Lott and Lawrence Kenny gathered and crunched all the data. Pretty damn unmistakable. Here’s a summary article from Lott.
Academics have long pondered why the government started growing precisely when it did. The federal government, aside from periods of wartime, consumed about 2 percent to 3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) up until World War I. It was the first war that the government spending didn’t go all the way back down to its pre-war levels, and then, in the 1920s, non-military federal spending began steadily climbing. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal — often viewed as the genesis of big government — really just continued an earlier trend. What changed before Roosevelt came to power that explains the growth of government? The answer is women’s suffrage.
Seems pretty intuitive to me what happened. Politicians, to win elections, remain in office, continue to hold power and advance political carriers of even more power, influence and control did what any such humanoid would do: they bought their votes fair and square through a strategy of replacing fathers and husbands—men—with themselves.
Men in any capacity are no more of a panacea than any other class of people. But of course, neither is the State. More of course, that doesn’t stop the State lying about it at every turn. They have and it’s been tremendously successful. For women.
Sons, and perhaps daughters too, know better. 39 seconds out of your life. A segment on a daily syndicated women’s talk show where they brought in a few “troubled” boys to face the wrath of a military drill instructor. One of the boys gave an unexpected answer to the question of whether he wanted that drill instructor to be his daddy for the next 8 years.
You’ve seen the look that sergeant gave before. 1982, An Officer and a Gentleman, Richard Gere and Louis Gossett Jr. Another minute of your time.
Or, perhaps this. Now here’s a dad who knows how to give candy to both his 3-yr-old son and 4-yr-old daughter. Another minute for you.
Now that’s a pretty good use for candy. And after all, it’s probably the rare mom that’s gonna teach her son this trick with chocolate.
Here’s the hi-resolution version, just in case anyone needs a clearer look, in the interest of science, of course. I didn’t see any panties in a bunch; that is, until I saw the comments when Robb Wolf shared that video on his Facebook page. Just guess.
Alrighty then… Is that about enough misogyny for one day fer ya?